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Kansas City, Seattle set for top-of-table clash

Kansas City, Seattle set for top-of-table clash

Jeff Husted August 1, 2014 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FC Kansas City has another chance to secure a playoff spot Saturday night against Seattle Reign FC, in what many people are expecting to be a preview of the 2014

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Flash now playing for pride after another loss

Flash now playing for pride after another loss

Jeff Kassouf July 31, 2014 9

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — A week ago Western New York Flash coach Aaran Lines said his team was out of the NWSL playoff race after losing to the last-place Boston Breakers. The comments seemed to

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Dash players, officials unconvinced by NWSL cooling breaks

Dash players, officials unconvinced by NWSL cooling breaks

Jeff Kassouf July 31, 2014 29

Hours before Wednesday’s kickoff in Houston between the hometown Dash and Seattle Reign FC, the National Women’s Soccer League announced the immediate implementation of cooling breaks for excessive climate conditions. Seattle won 4-1 to

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The Lowdown:  Lines concedes, Riley fumes

The Lowdown: Lines concedes, Riley fumes

Dan Lauletta July 29, 2014 41

It was a rough week for the 2013 finalists.  The Flash’s home loss to the Breakers on Friday night led their coach, Aaran Lines, to raise the verbal white flag and start talking about

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Lines concedes Flash’s playoff hopes over after loss

Lines concedes Flash’s playoff hopes over after loss

Jeff Kassouf July 26, 2014 11

The struggles of Western New York Flash’s inconsistent and underwhelming season continued on Friday with a 4-2 loss to the last-place Boston Breakers. And after the match, Flash coach Aaran Lines, who has guided

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Sorting it out: NWSL as it approaches year three

Sorting it out: NWSL as it approaches year three

Jeff Kassouf July 25, 2014 73

Three is an ominous number in women’s soccer. Twice since the turn of the millennium, a women’s soccer league has folded after three seasons. This time around, the prevailing wisdom among those involved in

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The Lowdown:  Playoff contenders gearing up for finish

The Lowdown: Playoff contenders gearing up for finish

Dan Lauletta July 22, 2014 47

There is something of an uneasy feeling at Sahlen’s Stadium this summer.  The Flash are used to being at the top of the table, cruising into the playoffs, and contending for championships.  But 2014

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Thorns on a roll: Sinclair, Morgan finding chemistry with Boquete in midfield

Thorns on a roll: Sinclair, Morgan finding chemistry with Boquete in midfield

Jeff Kassouf July 22, 2014 65

When Christine Sinclair and Alex Morgan were allocated to Portland Thorns FC prior to the NWSL’s inaugural season, the collective feelings elsewhere around the league were two-fold: How could two of the world’s best

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Fiona O’Sullivan continues playing abroad while coaching US youth during summer

Fiona O’Sullivan continues playing abroad while coaching US youth during summer

Tim Grainey July 16, 2014 4

As many Americans have returned home from clubs abroad to play in NWSL this season, including U.S. national team pool members Christen Press, Yael Averbuch, Whitney Engen and Meghan Klingenberg, to name a few,

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The Lowdown: Tight races for final playoff spots

The Lowdown: Tight races for final playoff spots

Dan Lauletta July 16, 2014 35

Just like that there are only five weeks to go in the NWSL season.  At the moment it seems like two teams rate between very safe and fairly safe to reach the playoffs and

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